By Tim Weaver
Tevin Coleman has talent — there’s no denying that. He didn’t always show it during the 2018 season, but Coleman’s abilities got him a decent payday in free agency. On Wednesday, Coleman signed a two-year deal with the 49ers worth a reported $10 million. That’s not bad for a running back who’s expected to be No. 2 on the depth chart behind Jerick McKinnon.
The 49ers know Coleman has potential because their head coach got the best out of him when he was the Falcons offensive coordinator. In 2016, Kyle Shanahan led Atlanta’s offense to its best year in franchise history. Coleman also had his best season, producing a career-high eight rushing touchdowns on just 118 attempts.
Now that he’s in San Francisco, Coleman looks to be an excellent fit for what the 49ers want to do at the position.
According to Doug Farrar at Touchdown Wire, he’s one of the best schematic fits of 2019 free agency.
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